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Creative types rarely get to – or have to – produce work fuelled by the adrenaline rush of a live, screaming audience and panel of industry peers, however the ultimate designer shinding, Cut&Paste, provides exactly that. If you’re someone with an eye on the latest design trends – or you just like to watch other people squirm under pressure – then this Digital Design Tournament is right up your alley.

Cut&Paste is an idea that was born in New York City back in 2005. Simply put, it was the world’s first live digital design tournament. In a bar packed with designers and judges a large crowd watched as something new was born.

So what exactly is it? “The contest is a homage to DJ battles, dance-offs and graffiti artists,” says Justin Kim, one of the contest’s founders, on cutandpaste.com. “We want the artists involved to flex a different creative muscle than they are used to.” It’s fun, but it’s a serious competition, too. It’s a design battle happening right before your eyes – man to man, laptop to laptop. It’s the creative process revealed and intensified.

This year Cut&Paste travels from cities across the United States, Europe and Asia before making its way to Sydney on November 17 at the Metro Theatre. Eight local designers will have the chance to show their stuff and compete in four elimination rounds in front of a live captive audience. There are some excellent prizes but the real glory will be in being (literally) crowned Australia’s first Cut&Paste winner. It’s going to be a great night and the bigger the audience the more fun it promises to be – so come along, dudes and dudettes. Everybody’s welcome!

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